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Aug 11, 2009 5:00pm EDT
maria shriver. while eunice shriver didn't seek recognition for her work in 1948 she was awarded america's top civilian honor. the presidential medal of freedom. with her passing her family issued this statement saying she set out to change the world and to change us. and she did that and more. her work transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of the globe and they in turn are her living legacy. the special olympics staff set up a tribute site. hundreds have sent messages in to eunice kennedy shriver. >> thanks, julie. >>> there's more to come on "news4 at 5:00" tonight. up next, more troubles for metro following an investigation into how a train was allowed to leave the yard with too many cars. >>> update on a storm we brought you yesterday. the latest on the dog that was found bagged and thrown into a dumpster. >>> new search as part of the investigation into michael jackson's death. >>> the 230 miles to the gallon sounds. announcement from gm about the new electric car, chevy volt. roƱ >>> 230 miles per gallon on a sing tank of g that's kind of mileage boasted by the chevy volt.
Aug 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
with this fascinating look. >> reporter: the voice of america, the u.s. government agency, that communicates directly with the world in 45 languages. it broadcast from studios located in southwest washington. today we were invited to watch as they beamed their nightly newscast into afghanistan on the eve of the presidential election. >> reporter: on tv for about two years. recently the programs have focused on the upcoming election. with interviews in the studios in washington, d.c., and reporters on the ground in afghanist afghanistan. it is the 6:00 newscast on afghanistan's state-run tv. >> we are reaching more tha 50% of the afghan people in radio and television. among the audience and we are also on the internet where we stream both. >> reporter: it is called tv ashna. it means friend, the main languages in afghanistan. the voice of america broadcasts back-to-back newscasts. one in each language. they have different news reporters but share the same content and vision. >> to the people in afghanistan. now they believe us and love our news. we get the news back to them. >> reporter: you represent
Aug 20, 2009 5:00pm EDT
county, virginia. the hospital corporation of america has propod a bilrolynean leesburg. u leesburg. hi ta yr ra y that the youdo lrd bunoa suis r t omfrshiay ti. the new facilitycalo.ons he newdte tecoxp eteec tote e haud tre on include more than nd rane ate .jo50bs eatim0 .50bsjobs othitn i sstedope o in december of 2015. >>> washington baseball fans will soon have an alternative route to take metro to nationals park. water taxis, six local charter companies will operate about a dozen vessels between diamond teak park on the anacostia river and nats stadium. one company said it expect it is service to begin in about a month. round trip fares have not been finalized yet. city officials say the water taxis will be available for home games as well as other special events like concerts. pretty cool ride. >> fun way to get to the game. >>> "news4 at 5:00" is just getting started tonight. late developments tonight on the end of cash for clunkers. >>> also ahead tonight, this now quiet house in anne arundel county was the scene of a wild party where party-goers paid to drink and smoke pot. s
Aug 21, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. >> in south america where it is winter. >> it is not. >> it is not. all right. we will see you in a bit. coming up next on "news4 at 5:00," we are going straight out to dan. he is at nats park. huge day for the entire nationals organization. >> it was a lot of fun out there today. i don't want to waste time. wane to get right to stephen strasburg. to his left, his agent, scott boris. we thought this would be a very tough, very nasty negotiation. it did go right down to the wire. and stephen strasburg gets a record contract worth somewhere between $15 million and $23 million depending on who you talk to. stephen, you had to be -- i don't know want to say amazed but pleased to see the fan turn. fireworks. in is not a normal event for a first-round draft pick. >> oh, yeah. it was absolutely amazing. to come in here and to be -- treated the way, you know, my family and i have been treated, it is just -- you know, just very thankful and blessed. >> ryan zimmerman was to present you with your jersey. the face of the franchise now and the future face of the franchise for you. did you guys get
Aug 6, 2009 5:00pm EDT
the next president of the united states of america. the question is will this vote have a long-term implication and impact on latino voters come 2010 and further? it all depends on how i think members of congress and the senate deals with immigration reform with the health debate. with a whole lot of other issues that areffecting day in and day out the purse andonras tiof aspirations of latinos in this country. no different than anybody else. >> absolutely. an historic day. joe diaz beigar. >>> one senator returned to the senate floor today to cast her vote for sotomayor after recovering from a bad ankle injury. she broke it in three places last month after slipping on stairs at her church. she underwent surgery july 27th and has been in physical therapy since. esh she reiterated her support. >>> good evening, bob ryan, form center 4. a lot of clouds and a little bit of rain around here. i think we've got delightful air coming in for one day. right now in washington here 78 degrees. u see all we had was 0.04 inches of rain. it continues in salisbury and the beach areas. that ar
Aug 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. >> thank you, bob. still ahead tonight, america's running out of sugar. there is a warning to the white house. we will tell you how it could impact people with a sweet tooth. >> coming up in sports, dan and lindsay live in baltimore with a preview of tonight's big game. >>> you may pay more for that candy bar. the price of sugar could rise because of restrictions on imports. manufacturers say prices could go up if the obama administration doesn't modify the restrictions on sugar imports. cheaper tariff-free sugar will help keep prices down. sugar is used in everything from candies and cookies to hamburger and hot dog buns. >>> deals on cars, deals on electronics, some consumers benefitted from the recession in ways never thought possible. even expensive wines have now been available at lower prices. that is the delight of a lot of wine drinkers. >> reporter: there's something sizzling inside of a kitchen in zazu restaurant. even hotter than the food are the amazing deals on wine. >> pouring wines generally between $60 to $70 a glass. for the same price we used to pour the $30 to $43 bot
Aug 18, 2009 5:00pm EDT
as america's favorite pastime, baseball is a sport loved by multiple generations. if strasburg ends up facing pressure in the big leagues, some advice from one of his younger potential fans. >> throw it down the middle and you can't use all fastballs. and try to hit your spots more and he better get wins. if he doesn't it is waste of money for the nationals. >> that says it all right there. for the record, austin is 11 years old and he says he would pitch for the nationals for just $3 million. i'm with the little man on that one. back to strasburg, washington area fans are already starting to look ahead a few years. they are trying to figure out if strasburg is going to be another sensational like alexander ovechkin or a heath shuler or kwame brown, two other big sign things that didn't pan out so well. as pat collins marine minded me in the newsroom earlier today, one thing we know for sure. he is going to be rich. reporting live from nats stadium, keith garvin, news4. now back to you. >> you got that right. i'm with austin, though. lot of money. i think austin is about 55 years old. thank y
Aug 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
of health care. one of his life's long goals was to achieve universal health care for america. a goal he would never see completed. it was one year ago that he spoke about that at the democratic national convention. >> and this is the cause of my life. new hope. that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every american, north, south, east, west, young, old will have decent quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege. >> kennedy's colleagues and congress continue to grapple with what the late senator called the cause of his life. and lawmakers are saying today kennedy as absence from the current health care debate will be felt. news4's chris gordon joins us live from capitol hill with more on that part of the story. chris? >> reporter: it has been his top legislative priority but this summer because of his illness senator kennedy was only able to watch on tv as the debate heated up across the country at town meetings. like the one held locally last night at south lakes high school. >> yes, we can! >> no, you can't! >> reporter: it was a raucous town meeting
Aug 27, 2009 5:00pm EDT
with the consumer federation of america says there are several reasons struggling homeowners looking to modify their mortgages are getting nowhere with lenders. >> the problem is that the capacities of a lender is to help homeowners is very constrained because person nell technology issues, biggest services have now begun to hire people to help with that. but it is going to continue to be a trial for homeowners as they try to get through the system. servicers are trying to deal with those in the most trouble first which certainly makes sense. that means if you haven't already missed a payment you are not a high priority for them. >> what's a struggling homeowner to do? he says start at fannie mae's loan lookup website. if fannie owns your loan, you may qualify for its home affordable refinance program. if fannie doesn't own your loan, go to the u.s. government's making home affordable website. as with most re-fi programs, homeowners must meet a certain set of criteria and remember, banks and loan servicers have a financial incentive to help homeowners but in the end, it is their call on whethe
Aug 28, 2009 5:00pm EDT
predators. the answer is clearly no. there are half a million of them in the streets in america now and just overwhelming the local authorities to keep tabs on them. >> incredible story. all right. nbc's pete williams. thank you and we will look forward to your report tonight on "nightly news." >>> here at home, federal and local police are trying to find out the identity of a man who was found dead in rock creek park today. park police a jogger saw the man's body floating in the water off of a path near beech drive. park police and d.c. homicide detectives are on the scene. investigators say the body is believed to be that of an adult male. michael's vick comeback from prison to the nfl came to a head last nature during his debut with the philadelphia eagles. vick entered the preseason game on the second play against the jacksonville jaguars. in all, he was on the field for six plays and went 4 for 4 passing for 19 yards. vick last played for the atlanta falcons in 2006 before being convicted for his role in leading a dogfighting ring. last night the eagles came from behind to beat the jagu
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